Hi I'm Andy
I live with my wife and 5 children in Sydney, Australia. We moved here 1 month ago from Utah.
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon because that's where the Spirit guides me. I've spent years and tens of thousands of dollars seeking truth, and the Spirit always leads me back to the same basic truths: Heavenly Father lives and loves me; His Son Jesus Christ is my Savior, the path back Home is through faith, repentance, making covenants, and receiving more of His Spirit.
Which of the Savior’s teachings have influenced you in your life?
I spent 2 years as a servant and a missionary to the people in France. We were assigned companions to work with. I had one companion who was especially difficult to get along with. He wouldn't clean the apartment or help with cooking. He spoke non-stop about his girlfriend back home. One day I was fed up and wanted to kick him in the face. I went to a quiet place and heard the phrase in my head, "By this shall men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." I knew then that the choice was simple. I could choose to be a disciple of Christ and love my companion (with or without his weaknesses), or not. This simple message that Christ taught melted my heart. I tried from that day on to be a little more patient and understanding of my companion.
How I live my faith
I spent 2 years in France sharing my faith and serving the people of France. I learned to love them. Now I get to teach my children about the gospel and serve them. We are all learning how much God loves us and is active in our lives.